09/06/2017 09:43 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Party leader hopes for more women legislators

Meeting with a delegation of the Group of Female NA Deputies of the 14th tenure in Hanoi on June 8, the Party chief reiterated the consistent policy of the Party and State on facilitating women’s advancement and promoting gender equality. 

He noted that the proportion of women in the Vietnamese legislative body has always been among the highest in the region and the world, and through the NA activities, female parliamentarians have matured into key officials of Party and State agencies. 

The female parliamentarians called on the Party and State to continue paying attention to policies on women, creating more favourable conditions for women to receive training, thus improving their capacities and enhancing their performance and role in national politics and economy. 

The 14th National Assembly has 491 deputies, 132 of whom are women, with the youngest - born in 1992 – being a Dao ethnic from the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai. The NA has a woman as its Chair – Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and a female Vice Chair – Tong Thi Phong.